Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016

Amazon Raises Its Free Shipping Minimum To $49 For Non-Prime Members

Even yet a Prime membership, Amazon always offering giveaway (and slow) shipping for orders over a certain minimum. For a longest time, that smallest was $25, yet in 2013, a association lifted it to $35. In a latest pierce to pull a $99/year Prime membership with giveaway two-day shipping, though, a association has now sensitively lifted this extent to $49.

The good news: If you’re shopping books, a smallest to validate for giveaway shipping is still $25 (assuming those books are authorised for a giveaway shipping promotion).


With this move, Amazon is apparently perplexing to pull some-more of a business to allow to a Prime service. With a two-day use (or even one-hour smoothness for those who can get Prime Now), Prime offers significantly faster smoothness and lots of other perks. And now that it takes $50 before we get giveaway shipping, Prime substantially looks like a inestimable responsibility to some-more people.

For Amazon, this pierce also means that it might be means to cut its shipping cost down a bit and boost a distinction margins. In a final gain release, Amazon pronounced a accomplishment costs were adult 32.8 percent year-over-year. That’s partly due to a enlargement of a Prime Now service, yet if Amazon can remonstrate people to spend some-more per order, compensate unchanging shipping costs, or pointer adult for Prime, that certainly isn’t going to harm a bottom line.

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